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  1. @NixoN1994 And when you select to remove them it shows the date it'll be removed. And to see the removal date for league you're in you can remove a lower division.
  2. The leagues add or remove around the time of the league reset date during the close season, so for example France and Germany leagues removed on the 20th June in 2031. Which was handy for me as I was appointed Real Madrid manager on the 19th so I was able to remove the German league alongside the French one. And it's made a huge difference to the speed of the game. I think I've still got Spain, Italy, England, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil leagues loaded.
  3. Not played for a few days but it seems my financial state is a little better in terms of bank balance...but I've got no transfer budget at the present time.
  4. Spooky, that's who I'm managing next season too. And as it seems to be with most of my appointment's there's no money to spend as they're in debt.
  5. @vikeologist Thanks, I think it'll depend on the timing of what jobs become available really. The Real Madrid Job (finished 3rd) and Juventus job (finished 5th) are "very insecure". AC Milan are the dominant team in Italy and looking miles better than the rest, whereas loosing Champions League finalist Barcelona are looking the part in Spain. The English league and cup look as if it'll be difficult as Man Utd and City are appearing dominant this season with Utd winning the league for their first trophy in four years and City finishing 3rd and winning the Champions League. Congrats on your cup success with Bordeaux, hopefully you'll enjoy the battle with PSG. They were a juggernaut that was difficult and enjoyable to overcome in the French league, they reclaimed their top spot after I left with Lyon dropping to 3rd some distance behind Monaco and PSG.
  6. Bayern Munich Bundesliga 2030/2031 This has been one of the most dominant domestic campaigns I've ever done going unbeated in both the league and cup to claim an easy league and cup double. We only failed to win in 4 league games, the first of which was the first game back after the winter break in a 2-2 draw away against Stuttgart. The other draws were 1-1 at home against Wolfsburg, Hamburg and Bremen. Our only defeats of the season came in the Champions League, the first in the group stage against Danish side Midtjylland which despite the loss we finished top of the group ahead of Benfica(2nd) and Real Madrid(3rd). In the first knockout round we faced French side Monaco, we won the first leg away 4-2 giving us a good platform to progress. However the 2nd leg at home was a disappointing 4-1 defeat in which I played a weakened side thinking we had it in the bag. Internationally I've got a 100% record with Italy with eight wins. We qualified from the Nations League group A beating Germany and Switzerland with the Semi-final to come. We've started the Euro's qualifying with two comfortable win and really should wipe the floor with the group we're in. I'll need to avoid complacancy but I expect us to qualify and I think we've a good shot of winning the Euro's next summer. Challenge Progress: Club 6/10 top domestic leagues (CHI, BRA, RSA, USA, FRA, GER) 5/10 domestic cups (CHI, BRA, RSA, FRA, GER) 5/5 club continental championships (ACL-Wuhan 2020, LIB-Sao Paulo 2022, CAFCL-Ajax CT 2025, NACL-New York RB 2027, UCL-Lyon 2029) 1/1 club world championship (Sao Paulo 2022) International 2/5 continental tournaments (MAR 2023, KOR 2027) 0/2 world tournaments () Seasons: CLUB CAREER Leagues Cups Season NAT Club Division 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Cont. CWC Other & Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 CHI Wuhan CNFD 5th Joined in 9th place after 13 games and out of cups 2018 CHI Whuan CNFD 1st Qtr Promoted as champions 2019 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win League & Cup double. 2020 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win Win Trebble Winners (+domestic super cup) 2021 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 3rd Qtr Joined in 17th after 11 games. 2022 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 1st Win Win Win Quadruple 2022/23 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 7th n/a Win Nedbank Cup win 2023/24 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st 2rnd Final League Champions 2024/25 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st Semi Win Win CAF Confederation Cup, League Champions, MTN 8 Cup, Telkom Knockout Cup, CAF Super Cup 2025/26 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st* Win CAF Champions League, *resigned after 7 league games in 1st place and a game in hand. 2026 USA New York RB MLS 1st MLS Cup & MLS Supporters Shield winners 2027 USA New York RB MLS 12th Win NACL 2027/28 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 3rd 10rnd Semi 2028/29 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 2nd Semi Win Win UEFA CL & League Cup winners 2029/30 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 1st Win Win League & FA Cup & Club World Cup 2030/31 GER Bayern Munich BL 1st Win League & Cup double INTERNATIONAL CAREER Rank Cups Year Nation FIFA NL World Cont. Conf. Other & Notes 2020 Serbia 21st 2021 Serbia 33rd Failed to Qualify for World Cup 2022 Morocco 15th Won African Nations Championship 2023 Morocco 18th Won African Cup of Nations 2024 2025 South Korea 50th Won East Asia Cup 2026 South Korea 44th 3rd in World Cup group 2027 South Korea 31st Win Won the Asian Cup 2030/31 Germany 2nd Semi-final of Nations League and some friendlies --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  7. Or cheering a goal and bemoan the equaliser only to realise that it's us that have equalised...done that a few times or something similiar glad it's not just me.
  8. @vikeologist When I was managing South Korea I only had about 27 players to choose from for my squads. I still had the Chinese league loaded at the time but I don't know if it made a difference and it's why I've kept the Mexican league loaded while I wait for that job to become available. Speaking of international management I've got my first national job in three years. After the 2030 world cup finished many jobs became available and I applied for the USA and Italy jobs which were both offered to me so now I'm the manager of Italy, solely to help me become fluent in Italian to aid getting a club job there when I've finished in Germany...as well as having a shot at the Euro's in two year time. I'm hoping that I'll get the chance in the future to get the job of world cup runners up Mexico when I'm done with before finishing the international scene with my managers nation Argentina...we'll see how that pans out.
  9. @vikeologist PSG have been managed by three different managers in my time in France, Rui Vitoria, Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola so there's been the opportunity to grab the job. I'm just glad I was able to hold them at bay so I can progress the challenge. Next stop is Germany and last season's 3rd placed team Bayern. It's a team I've never managed in all my CM/FM years so looking forward to it, especially the major increase in funds (£168m) compared to Lyon (£50).
  10. Olympique Lyonnais Ligue 1 2029/2030 We started the season in fantastic form winning all our games bar one defeat against Real Madrid until the end of January when we lost our first domestic game against Saint-Etienne. That run of for saw us progress from a Champions League group in second place behind Real Madrid and ahead of Napoli and Vojvodina. And also included the second Club World Cup trophy of my career. The defeat to Saint-Etienne marked the start of our inconsistancy in comparison to the first half of the season and saw us knocked out of the Champions League in the first knockout round. With our attentions focused domestically and in particular the league we lost out in the final of the league cup to PSG when we played our second string players. Thankfully after the league cup defeat we rallied to only loose one more game to the end of season and win the league on the final day by three points to second placed PSG. We also added the French FA Cup with a 5-1 win over Lens to complete my collection of French trophies. The european campaign was disappointing but was of secondary concern to my target of the league title and with that now claimed I'm looking to move on. I've been keeping an eye out for suitable international jobs but as yet nothing has come up that grabs my attention but hopefully that will change after the upcoming world cup. Challenge Progress: Club 5/10 top domestic leagues (CHI, BRA, RSA, USA, FRA) 4/10 domestic cups (CHI, BRA, RSA, FRA) 5/5 club continental championships (ACL-Wuhan 2020, LIB-Sao Paulo 2022, CAFCL-Ajax CT 2025, NACL-New York RB 2027, UCL-Lyon 2029) 1/1 club world championship (Sao Paulo 2022) International 2/5 continental tournaments (MAR 2023, KOR 2027) 0/2 world tournaments () Seasons: CLUB CAREER Leagues Cups Season NAT Club Division 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Cont. CWC Other & Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 CHI Wuhan CNFD 5th Joined in 9th place after 13 games and out of cups 2018 CHI Whuan CNFD 1st Qtr Promoted as champions 2019 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win League & Cup double. 2020 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win Win Trebble Winners (+domestic super cup) 2021 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 3rd Qtr Joined in 17th after 11 games. 2022 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 1st Win Win Win Quadruple 2022/23 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 7th n/a Win Nedbank Cup win 2023/24 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st 2rnd Final League Champions 2024/25 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st Semi Win Win CAF Confederation Cup, League Champions, MTN 8 Cup, Telkom Knockout Cup, CAF Super Cup 2025/26 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st* Win CAF Champions League, *resigned after 7 league games in 1st place and a game in hand. 2026 USA New York RB MLS 1st MLS Cup & MLS Supporters Shield winners 2027 USA New York RB MLS 12th Win NACL 2027/28 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 3rd 10rnd Semi 2028/29 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 2nd Semi Win Win UEFA CL & League Cup winners 2029/30 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 1st Win Win League & FA Cup & Club World Cup INTERNATIONAL CAREER Rank Cups Year Nation FIFA NL World Cont. Conf. Other & Notes 2020 Serbia 21st 2021 Serbia 33rd Failed to Qualify for World Cup 2022 Morocco 15th Won African Nations Championship 2023 Morocco 18th Win Won African Cup of Nations 2024 2025 South Korea 50th Won East Asia Cup 2026 South Korea 44th 3rd in World Cup group 2027 South Korea 31st Win Won the Asian Cup 2028 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  11. @vikeologist I've decided to stay at Lyon despite nearly every top job in other countries becoming available. Such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan etc. surprisingly Mourinho is still in charge at Man Utd despite not winning anything in the last three seasons. I'm hoping I can get that job at some point. I didn't apply for any of them but would have considered them if they'd approached me. I'm hoping I can win the league this season but wary of the financial power of Monaco, PSG and Marseille who've strengthened during the summer.
  12. Olympique Lyonnais Ligue 1 2028/2029 Domestically we showed improvement over last season largely due to the loan signings made by our DoF, two CB's and a right & left wingers. The right winger a former Ajax CT winger who'd been sold to Chelsea so fit right into my team. In the league it was a three horse race between ourselves, Monaco and PSG that went down to the final game of the season with us top by a point from Monaco. Monaco did us a favour by drawing with Toulouse who'd been flirting with relegation as we were labouring to a 0-0 draw with 5th placed Marseille. With both of us drawing PSG beat bottome club Troyes 4-0 to draw level with us on 87 points and snatch the league due to their superior goal difference. To put it mildly I was gutted. We Improved in the French FA Cup over last seasons disappointing showing by reaching the semi-final loosing 2-4 against eventual winners Monaco after extra time. In the league cup with improved on last seasons semi-final showin by reaching the final and beating PSG 2-1 to claim a my first trophy in France. In the Champions League group stage we were drawn against Ajax, Arsenal & Barcelona. We started off at home to Barcelona with a 3-2 victory in a back and forth contest settled by a goal in the 73rd min. We followed that up with away wins against Ajax (1-0) and Arsenal (3-2). We did the double over Arsenal at home with a 4-2 win before we suffered our first defeat of the season away to Barcelona loosing 5-3. We finished off the group with a 4-2 win at home to Ajax and finished 2nd in the group on goal difference to Barcelona. The first knockout stage saw us beat Atletico Madrid 6-3 on aggregate with a shock 4-0 win home before loosing 3-2 in the away leg. Juventus were despatched in the quarter-final with a 3-1 home win followed by a 3-3 draw away. The semi-final saw us return to Madrid to face Real. We lost the first leg away by two goals to one then turned the tie around with a 2-0 home win and see us through to the final to face Man City...at the Bernabeu. The final was a tense nervy affair that saw us claim Lyon's first Champions League crown with a 2-1 win. Overall we improved domestically and was absolutely gutted to miss out on the title on the last day but at the same time it's great to add a cup. Add to that the surprising CL win and overall a good season. Financially the club is now £40m in credit due to the CL TV & Prize money so hopefully will be able to afford to some quality recruits as we're punching well above our weight at the moment. It'll be an interesting summer on the managerial merry go round as the Real Madrid job is vacant and Jose Mourinho is "very insecure" at Man Utd. I think I'd be tempted to join one of those teams and come back to France later to grab the league...but as yet nothing has been decided. Challenge Progress: Club 4/10 top domestic leagues (CHI, BRA, RSA, USA) 4/10 domestic cups (CHI, BRA, RSA, FRA) 5/5 club continental championships (ACL-Wuhan 2020, LIB-Sao Paulo 2022, CAFCL-Ajax CT 2025, NACL-New York RB 2027, UCL-Lyon 2029) 1/1 club world championship (Sao Paulo 2022) International 2/5 continental tournaments (MAR 2023, KOR 2027) 0/2 world tournaments () Seasons: CLUB CAREER Leagues Cups Season NAT Club Division 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Cont. CWC Other & Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 CHI Wuhan CNFD 5th Joined in 9th place after 13 games and out of cups 2018 CHI Whuan CNFD 1st Qtr Promoted as champions 2019 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win League & Cup double. 2020 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win Win Trebble Winners (+domestic super cup) 2021 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 3rd Qtr Joined in 17th after 11 games. 2022 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 1st Win Win Win Quadruple 2022/23 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 7th n/a Win Nedbank Cup win 2023/24 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st 2rnd Final League Champions 2024/25 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st Semi Win Win CAF Confederation Cup, League Champions, MTN 8 Cup, Telkom Knockout Cup, CAF Super Cup 2025/26 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st* Win CAF Champions League, *resigned after 7 league games in 1st place and a game in hand. 2026 USA New York RB MLS 1st MLS Cup & MLS Supporters Shield winners 2027 USA New York RB MLS 12th Win NACL 2027/28 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 3rd 10rnd Semi 2028/29 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 2nd Semi Win Win UEFA CL & League Cup winners INTERNATIONAL CAREER Rank Cups Year Nation FIFA NL World Cont. Conf. Other & Notes 2020 Serbia 21st 2021 Serbia 33rd Failed to Qualify for World Cup 2022 Morocco 15th Won African Nations Championship 2023 Morocco 18th Won African Cup of Nations 2024 2025 South Korea 50th Won East Asia Cup 2026 South Korea 44th 3rd in World Cup group 2027 South Korea 31st Win Won the Asian Cup 2028 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  13. @vikeologist The PSG job became available as their manager went to Man City after Conte's sacking. I did think about applying but decided to pass as whilst they've got a good side they're aging and it was Guardiola who is now their manager. I've not played as much this week so I'm around mid-way through the CL group stage and the top 3 in the league are Monaco, PSG and ourselves so it looks like it's going to be a three way battle if I can stay clear of injuries and suspensions. And congrats on vanquishing the Jamaican ghosts
  14. Olympique Lyonnais Ligue 1 2027/2028 Lyon's recent form in Ligue 1 has been poor in past three seasons finishing 16th, 12th and 10th. The squad has a threadbare defense and an aging midfield. Although they do have a decent forward and some promising youngsters coming through in comparison to the first team squad. On top of that they're over £20m in debt so not much to play around with for improvements. Despite that our form for the first half of the season was good, as we lost once, drew six and won eleven with our only defeat coming against PSG. After the turn of the year our form took a nose dive as we went six games without a win which saw us knocked out of both cups on via penalties to Monaco (league cup semi) and Saint Etienne (French Cup). Following our cup exits we turned our form around and went unbeaten to the end of the season, however out of the final fourteen games we drew five which kept us away from Monaco and eventual champions PSG as we finished in 3rd place comfortably ahead of Marseille who'd battled with us for the 3rd spot for most of the campaign. I'm contemplating where go from here as I think it'll take a couple of seasons to be able to overtake Monaco and PSG as some of the players they've got in thier squads are among the best in the world at present. On the other hand I'm not likley to run away with the league and cup which is a nice challenge to have but adds to the length of the challenge goal. Interestingly the Man City job is available again after Antonio Conte got the sack a year after Pep Guardiola did so there may be a managerial merry go round. With Man Utd's Mourinho also looking on shakey ground as well. Challenge Progress: Club 4/10 top domestic leagues (CHI, BRA, RSA, USA) 3/10 domestic cups (CHI, BRA, RSA) 4/5 club continental championships (ACL-Wuhan 2020, LIB-Sao Paulo 2022, CAFCL-Ajax CT 2025, NACL-New York RB 2027) 1/1 club world championship (Sao Paulo 2022) International 2/5 continental tournaments (MAR 2023, KOR 2027) 0/2 world tournaments () Seasons: CLUB CAREER Leagues Cups Season NAT Club Division 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Cont. CWC Other & Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 CHI Wuhan CNFD 5th Joined in 9th place after 13 games and out of cups 2018 CHI Whuan CNFD 1st Qtr Promoted as champions 2019 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win League & Cup double. 2020 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win Win Trebble Winners (+domestic super cup) 2021 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 3rd Qtr Joined in 17th after 11 games. 2022 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 1st Win Win Win Quadruple 2022/23 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 7th n/a Win Nedbank Cup win 2023/24 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st 2rnd Final League Champions 2024/25 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st Semi Win Win CAF Confederation Cup, League Champions, MTN 8 Cup, Telkom Knockout Cup, CAF Super Cup 2025/26 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st* Win CAF Champions League, *resigned after 7 league games in 1st place and a game in hand. 2026 USA New York RB MLS 1st MLS Cup & MLS Supporters Shield winners 2027 USA New York RB MLS 12th Win NACL 2027/28 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 3rd 10rnd Semi INTERNATIONAL CAREER Rank Cups Year Nation FIFA NL World Cont. Conf. Other & Notes 2020 Serbia 21st 2021 Serbia 33rd Failed to Qualify for World Cup 2022 Morocco 15th Won African Nations Championship 2023 Morocco 18th Won African Cup of Nations 2024 2025 South Korea 50th Won East Asia Cup 2026 South Korea 44th 3rd in World Cup group 2027 South Korea 31st Win Won the Asian Cup 2028 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  15. Congrats on winning the African CL @vikeologist. You landed on your feet with them already being in the CL....and if I'm not jumping the gun to quickly congrats on winning the league
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